1 June 1998 Preliminary results of hyperopic photorefractive keratectomy (HPRK) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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Proceedings Volume 3246, Ophthalmic Technologies VIII; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.309453
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The preliminary results of hyperopic photorefractive keratectomy (HPRK) performed with the VISX-Star excimer laser on 25 eyes of 25 patients are presented. Thirteen of twenty five eyes had vision of greater than or equal to 20/40 at 1 month and 17 of 19 eyes saw greater than or equal to 20/40 3 months postoperatively. Fifteen of twenty five patients were over corrected greater than or equal to 1.00D at one month and 2 patients were overcorrected with the same amount at three months post-op. At three months, no undercorrections of greater than or equal to 1.00D were observed. At three months post-op, all eyes saw for near J5 or better. Complications included one case of induced astigmatism and one case of a loss of two lines of best corrected vision -- from 20/16 to 20/25. HPRK appears to be safe and effective in correcting hyperopia of up to 4.00D in the short term.
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Ezra I. Maguen, Ezra I. Maguen, Anthony B. Nesburn, Anthony B. Nesburn, James J. Salz, James J. Salz, } "Preliminary results of hyperopic photorefractive keratectomy (HPRK) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center", Proc. SPIE 3246, Ophthalmic Technologies VIII, (1 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.309453; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.309453
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